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    April 22, 2016 
     
     STATE CHAMPIONS!
     
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    Last April 16, 2016 was the KickStartKids State Championship which was held in Irving, TX. Team Burbank was present with twenty four (24) competitors, eager to demonstrate their skills. The competition was fierce, but our team was strong and emerged victorious! We brought home Ten State Championships, One Overall Grand Champion and teammates of the Houston Demo Team that won the Demo Team State Championship. This Team is the Two-Time State Champions, winning in 2015 and 2016. See the full story and pictures here
     
     
    March 21, 2016 
     
    At the 2016 KSK Southeast Texas Regional Tournament held at Manvel High School on March 12, 2016, Team Burbank crashed the event with (48) of their (51) that registered for the event. Team Burbank put in countless hours of training to ensure them victory and a chance to compete for a State Championship on April 16, 2016 in Dallas Texas.
     
    The KSK Southeast Texas Regional Tournament Results for Team Burbank are:
     
    1st Place Awards - (20)
    2nd Place Awards - (6)
    3rd Place Awards - (20)
     
    As the Coach of Team Burbank, I'm super proud and honored to see them grow into great teammates, friends and family.
     
    Sincerely, 
     
    Mr. White
     
     
     
    December 18, 2015
     
    We had our Winter Belt Ceremony last night in front of more than two hundred parents. Our students had worked very hard to qualify for their belts and this was the opportunity to recognize their efforts. There will be another ceremony at the end of the year, after which we prepare for our Summer Competition.
     
    I hope everyone will enjoy a wonderful Winter Holiday. I am looking forward to a new year of challenges met!
     
    Sincerely,
     
    Mr. White
     
    Here are pictures of the Belt Ceremony for your enjoyment. 
     
     

     
     
     
    December 15, 2015
     

    Last Saturday December 12, 2015 Burbank Middle School hosted the KICKSTART KIDS Martial Arts Mania Demo Team Tournament. This event is held annually with the top prize awarded winning the chance to perform for Grand Master Chuck Norris. Burbank entered (2) Teams, a Beginner Team and an Advanced Team. They performed amazingly! I was truly blown away by both teams. They put their hearts and souls out on stage and for 6 minutes they made the memories of a lifetime.

    The level of competition was extremely high and challenging this year. There are twenty-five (25) schools in the Southeast Area where we belong. These are:

    Black Middle School, Houston
    Burbank Middle School, Houston
    Central Middle School, Galveston
    Crockett Middle School, Richmond
    Dulles Middle School, Sugar Land
    Edison Middle School, Houston
    Fonville Middle School, Houston
    Garcia Middle School, Sugar Land
    Hamilton Middle School, Houston
    Harby Jr High, Alvin
    Hodges Bend Middle School, Houston
    Hogg Middle School, Houston
    Jackson Middle School, Houston
    Johnston Middle School, Houston
    Lake Olympia Middle School, Missouri City
    Manvel Junior High, Manvel
    McAuliffe Middle School, Houston
    Missouri City Middle School, Missouri City
    Patrick Henry Middle School, Houston
    Paul Revere Middle School, Houston
    Rodeo Palms Middle School, Manvel
    Stafford Middle & Intermediate School, Stafford
    Stevenson Middle School, Houston
    Sugarland Middle School, Sugar Land
    Thomas Middle School, Houston 
     
    Everything was going to have to be just right in order to be in the top three (3) teams. When all the smoke cleared, Burbank's Beginner Team won 1st Place and took home the championship trophy and banner. The Burbank Advanced Team was competing in the Advanced Division for the first time ever and they tied for 1st place. They were awarded 2nd Place due to a tie breaker.
     

    I am so proud and honored to be a part of a great program in a great school with such amazing students!

     

    Thanks,

     

    Mr. White

     
     
    FirstPlace-Martial Mania
     
    Beginner Team
     
    Second Place  
    Advanced Team 
     
     
     
     
    November 20, 2015
     
     
    Our Karate students had their first test this past November 14, 2015 when they participated in the Winter Qualifier Tournament at Revere Middle School. Our Demo Team has grown to thirty-eight members who stay after school to practice their skills. These are their names:
     
     
    Aaron      Bourgeois
    Karina Cea
    Carlos   Cordova
    Michael  Coronado
    Rene Coronado
    Madelyn  Cruz
    Gabriela  DeLeon
    Yarselyn  Flores 
    Alejandro Galindo 
    Caesar  Gonzalez 
    Hugo  Gonzalez
    Jada Johnson 
    Jalen Johnson 
    Kennedy  Jones 
    Cesar Lomeli 
    Efrain Lopez 
    Sebastian  Lopez 
    Emanuel  Maldonado 
    Jonathan  Manzanares 
    Karen  Manzano 
    Samantha    Martinez
    Aldo  Mejia
    Lesuy  Mejia-Huerta 
    Cristian  Moran 
    Gabriela  Perez 
    Henry  Perez 
    Justin  Perez
    Yaresi Perez 
    Yolanda  Pineda 
    Irene  Ponce 
    Jessica  Ramirez 
    Ernesto  Rocha 
    Diana  Rodriguez 
    Javier  Rodriguez 
    Jonathan  Rosales 
    Savana  Santiago
    Jose  Sauceda
    Martha  Ubaldo    
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Twenty-eight of these students placed in the top three of their respective divisions and qualified for the 2016 KSK Regional Championships that will be held in April of 2016. There will be another KSK Qualifier that will be held in February of 2016. Burbank is looking forward to adding to the list of students that will be attending the 2016 KSK Regional Championships.
     
    I am truly blessed to be the Instructor, Coach and Mentor of these amazing students.
     
    Sincerely, 
     
    Mr. White 
     
     
    Enjoy a gallery of our first two events!